Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Linkups

 Friday, Friday, FRIIIIIIIDAAAAAY!!! 

A busy week combined with the time change, and life has kicked this girl in the rear this week. We only have housework type plans this weekend, and I cannot wait! 

Today, I'm joining some of my favorite weekly link ups to share a few of the best parts of my week! 


This week started out with a very, very dear friend of mine and her husband finalizing the adoption of the little girl they have raised since she was 7 weeks old. She is now 2 and is now officially their's. Forever. We have watched her grow and watch their instant love for her deepen these past two years, but this week everyone else finally got to see her sweet face and their complete family on social media. It's truly been the best news all week! I just love this family so much! SO many prayers have been answered!


Easter decorations are slowly starting to creep their way into our home this week! I'll be sharing the finished product next week!


Last night, our normal Thursday Night Family Night plans at my parents' house took a quick turn of course when my mom got really sick and ended up spending most of day having various tests done. Fortunately, everything has come back of good report, which is a blessing and huge relief. She'll be undergoing a few more tests soon, but for now, it seems that all the worst case scenarios have been ruled out. 

Since all the meat in our house was rock solid in the freezer, Stephen picked up a pizza for our dinner from Papa Murphy's, the take and bake place. They run some great sales and always have coupons out there. AND, we love their pizza! An impromptu pizza night was a nice unexpected surprise! (and yes, that's zucchini on our pizza...we love zucchini served just about any way possible!) 


We finished the newest season of House of Cards this week. Stephen started watching this show last year and I jumped on board during Season 2. Now, I'm hooked! All I can say is, I SURE hope Washington isn't exactly run like the Underwood administration runs it. The one awful part about Netflix original shows, you have to wait an entire year for the next season. WHY? WHY???

(p.s. Shout out to my Alma Mater, TN Tech for getting a mention in Episode 12. My jaw dropped, literally. Too cool. Little 'ol Cookeville, making an House of Cards appearance!)


Earlier this week, I shared this dessert recipe. It gets better the more days that pass. It's like cookie dough goodness in a pan! 


My good friend Skye has recently started a blog to document her precious family's journey after the loss of their daughter, Emery Hope. You may remember me mentioning this family several weeks ago when Emery was in the hospital. Skye's blog, Butterflies and Pink Sunsets, is so beautifully written with each post. Her writing is such a testament to her faith and love for Christ. They are traveling a very long, and difficult road right now, but the examples they are setting for others is remarkable. I was just talking with Skye last night about the amazingly, wonderful impact little Emery made and is still making on so many lives. Click here to follow this family on their new journey. 

I hope everyone has a great weekend with their favorite people! 

Joining these linkups today...


  1. We love Papa Murphy's at my house and we always get the gourmet vegetarian (I have to eat super healthy pizza and my husband has learned to deal with it haha)--it has zucchini on it! So good! And that's amazing that your friends were able to finally finalize the adoption of their daughter. What a way to live out the Gospel!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. Oh no! I hope your mom is ok! Very scary. I'm going to read your friend Skye's blog, it sounds pretty heart breaking. I hope you all have a great weekend!

  3. I love hearing adoption stories. God is so good.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Love love love your friends adoption celebration!! We just found out we have another small group member finalizing their adoption in the next two weeks - PTL!!

  5. Thank you for sharing about your friend's adoption!! That is such wonderful news that is finally FINAL! And so glad to hear that after a frightening day...everything is looking ok for your mom! I will definitely check out your friend Skye's blog and absolutely keep her in my prayers!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Erica!

  6. Glad to hear your mom is okay! Love your Easter décor :) We're currently watching the new HOC episodes and it is CRAZY! Have a great weekend :)

  7. I just found your blog through the link up and I'm so glad I did. I feel like I'm about to get lost in your blog for the next hour getting caught up!! I love hearing about your friend's adoption story. That is so heartwarming!! I'm also going to check out your friend's blog about the loss of her daughter. I have a dear friend that recently lost her son and daughter. Our whole community is still dealing with that. On a lighter note, I always hear the Papa Murphy's commercials, but have never tried it. Your pizza looks amazing! Yum! Have a great, restful and productive weekend. :)

  8. What wonderful new for your friend. Hoping your mom is alright! Least importantly....we love Papa Murphy's, too...might have to try the zucchini! Hope you're having a terrific weekend!

  9. HI there...what a great selection of faves! I see you do what I do...just post all the pics..:)

  10. Thank you for sharing my blog. :-) You've been amazing to me through this & some days just a message away for a quick venting session or a sweet pic of a pink sunset. Love you!


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